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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season Four: Grigori Rasputin

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    • 4.7 • 240 Ratings

History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season Four: Grigori Rasputin

    Made Manifest

    Made Manifest

    The Tsar and his people wrestled for control of the empire. A voice whispering that control was his divine right was exactly what Nicholas wanted to hear.
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    • 56 min
    Man of Contradictions

    Man of Contradictions

    His hometown was a crossroads. Money and merchandise passed him by, so when Grigory set out on the road himself, it just made since. But he walked into a future that no one could see coming.
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    • 41 min
    In Search of a Friend

    In Search of a Friend

    When she traded her name for an empire, Alexandra faced a world that bewildered her—imperial Russia. Even her wedding was overshadowed by death. The darkness of those waters left her searching for a lineline.
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    • 47 min
    Trailer: Unobscured Season 4

    Trailer: Unobscured Season 4

    Unobscured—the popular historical documentary podcast from Aaron Mahnke—returns for a brand new season. This time, the team aims to separate fact from fiction about one of history’s most mysterious characters: Grigori Rasputin. Season 4 premieres on October 6th.
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    • 1 min
    INTERVIEW 4: Paul Begg

    INTERVIEW 4: Paul Begg

    Our interview with writer Paul Begg. To wrap up our exploration of Whitechapel in 1888, we turn to the historian and researcher whose dedication to the original documents laid the foundation for deep and rigorous study of the murders.
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    • 2 hrs 29 min
    INTERVIEW: Drew Gray

    INTERVIEW: Drew Gray

    Our interview with Dr. Drew Gray, historian of the 18th and 19th centuries, and Subject Lead in History at the University of Northampton. With Dr. Gray, we explore the history of police magistrate hearing, the development of Victorian model dwellings, and meditate on the power of the Ripper industry. 
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    • 2 hrs 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

Low on credit ,

S3 is outstanding

One of the best audio works I've heard on the many that are out there on 1880s Whitechapel.

Peterbees ,

Such truths

Story’s that give such enjoyment 👏told with passion

jojoTB2 ,

Love it

I started with this podcast after hearing about the Ripper episodes on a Ripperology group, and I listened to the whole of season 3 in a matter of days, I was hooked. I’ve since gone back to listen to season 1 and it’s just as good, even if the amount of names mentioned can get contact time. But Aaron does the best he can to clarify it and the website which accompanies it is great too. Plus Aaron has one of those voices that is great to listen and definitely draws you in. Can’t wait to check out season 2 now

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